After unveiling the new Civic Type R to the world, Honda is now ready to bring their new hot hatch into the motorsports arena. This new turbocharged machine will be facing its opponents at one of the most challenging touring races ever, the British Touring Car Championship.
This new car will be making its debut at the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after its official unveiling which will be taking place at the BTCC media day at Donington on March 24. As for the time being, the car is still undergoing testing and was designed and built from scratch by Team Dynamics in their workshop in Pershore, Worcestershire.
The race car built here is based on none other than the Honda Civic Type R which will be hitting the showrooms later in the year. While the road-going version rolls out with 310-horsepower, the race version will get its output pumped up to 350-horsepower but retaining the torque figure of 400Nm. Aside from the power increase, it will also be fitted with a bodykit, some aero setup, a stiffer and lower suspension, a stripped out interior and of course a roll cage.
“We cannot wait for the new season to start. Our car for 2015 is going to win races. The shape of the new road going Civic Type R has allowed the team to build on the design and take it forward to be a championship winning car,” said Barry Plowman, the technical director at Honda Yuasa Racing.